ADHRB Welcomes Open Letter to EU High Representative Concerning Mohamed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa

The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), together with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahraini Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and the Justice Human Rights Organisation (JHRO), welcome the open letter sent to the[…]

European Parliament adopts resolution on EU priorities at 2016 UNHRC sessions

On Thursday, 21 January 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the priorities of the European Union (EU) at the 2016 United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Sessions. The EU resolution strongly condemned the continued harassment and detention of human rights defenders and opposition figures by government forces. 2015 experienced pervasive human rights violations[…]

NGOs Condemn Detention of Saudi Human Rights Defender Samar Badawi

12 January 2016 – Washington, DC – Earlier today, Saudi authorities arrested prominent human rights defender Samar Badawi. She will appear before the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) tomorrow, 13 January 2016. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the European Center[…]

European Parliament urges Bahrain’s King to lift Nabeel Rajab’s travel ban, drop charges

On 19 November 2015, Member of the European Parliament Mr. Pier Antonio Panzeri, together with 80 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), issued a letter to Bahrain’s King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, calling on the Bahraini government to immediately lift the travel ban and drop all charges against human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. The[…]

EU Parliament Adopts Resolution Condemning Ali al-Nimr Execution

8 October 2015 – Brussels – Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted an Urgency resolution that condemns the imminent execution of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr and calls on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to “grant pardon or to commute his sentence.” Saudi authorities arrested al-Nimr when he was 17 years old for participating in protests[…]